Bail-Outs, Black Holes, And Contentment

The bail-out we’re in real need of doesn’t come from the government, it comes from God.  It’s a bail-out of our old life and into a new one by virtue of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (Ephesians 2:1-10). If you’re struggling to pay your electricity bill this month or put food on the table,Continue reading “Bail-Outs, Black Holes, And Contentment”

A Teenage Girl Sings Of God

It’s easy to see Mary through twenty-first century eyes as the esteemed and admired mother of Jesus, respected by everyone.  But we do so to our own impoverishment.  She became all of these things, of course, but she didn’t start out that way.  She began as a frightened teenage girl, pregnant and unmarried.  Her intended,Continue reading “A Teenage Girl Sings Of God”

A Sprig Of Grass And A Message Of Hope

The refurbished stadium was state of the art. The field was made of synthetic turf. The three story field house was equipped with a large weight room and an indoor practice field. There was a video scoreboard to show replays of anything you missed. And the track around the field had one of those cushionyContinue reading “A Sprig Of Grass And A Message Of Hope”

A Recipe For Thanksgiving

David wanted to do something for God.  He proposed building a house (temple) for Him (2 Samuel 7:1-2), but God had a better idea. Instead of David building a house for Him, God would build a house (family), for David! This meant his family would rule forever. It was realized first through his son Solomon, then through his descendants,Continue reading “A Recipe For Thanksgiving”

The Apple And The Seeds

We all know about thinking big. We are constantly reminded to “Keep our eye on the big picture.” We hear less about its counterpoint—thinking small. “Pay attention to the little things.” Well, which is it? Are we to think big or small? Maybe the truth lies somewhere between these two points. Perhaps we should considerContinue reading “The Apple And The Seeds”

Alert, Alive, And Open

They had started in Georgia and were headed to Heber Springs, AR., to deliver some motorcycles.  Their delivery truck was on the opposite side of a gas pump at a station somewhere in Mississippi on I-78.  The two of them were from South Korea and as we waited for our vehicles to be filled we had aContinue reading “Alert, Alive, And Open”

A Faith Full Of Questions

One who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.  (Chinese proverb) Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.  (Pablo Picasso) To be on a quest is nothing more or less than to become an asker of questions.  (Sam Keen) Judge others byContinue reading “A Faith Full Of Questions”